Hot Topics for Credit Unions & CUSOs in 2023

Presentation Date: Monday, March 27

Kick off the conference with a discussion of what’s hot in Credit Unions & CUSOs. Panelists from Messick Lauer & Smith P.C. will discuss recent market, regulatory and legal trends.

Brian G. Lauer
NACUSO General Counsel & Partner, Messick Lauer & Smith P.C.

Brian is a partner with the law firm Messick Lauer & Smith P.C.  For more than ten years, credit unions have contacted Brian to help find effective ways to better serve their members.  To that end, Brian has helped credit unions and innovators form 100’s of CUSOs providing new and innovative products and services.  These projects have helped credit unions to generate more net income and to collaborate to reduce operating costs.

His advice also helps credit unions and CUSOs to navigate the sea of regulations affecting nearly every aspect of their day-to-day operations.  In addition, credit unions and CUSOs look to Brian for support when offering a number of different services, including: sale of investment services, insurance services, mortgage lending, title insurance, indirect lending, business lending and loan participation, credit card lending, student lending, operational services such as compliance and marketing, information technology support, stored value and debit cards, peer to peer payments, payroll processing, technology development and disaster recovery/business continuation.

This experience has led to Brian speaking at many conferences and seminars as well as facilitating strategic planning sessions throughout the country.  Brian received his Juris Doctorate from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, where he also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Science, Technology and Environmental Law. He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Amanda Smith
Partner, Messick Lauer & Smith P.C.

Amanda is a partner with the law firm of Messick Lauer & Smith P.C.  Her practice includes the representation of credit unions and credit union service organizations. Amanda focuses her practice in the area of regulatory compliance and is especially experienced in the consumer compliance regulations.  Amanda has spoken on a variety of credit union topics, such as Regulation Z, SAFE Act, RESPA and regulations issued by the CFPB.  She is also a founding member of the Mortgage Services Advisory Board for NACUSO where she serves as the resident mortgage regulation expert. Amanda attended Villanova University School of Law and received a Juris Doctorate degree in 2004.  She is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.